October Holidays

Halloween Pup

Halloween, is one of the most beloved October Holidays for kids, and  even the adults. Heck...even the animals get into dressing up and entering costume contests! 

The fall colors are beautiful this time of year, and there are lots of fun fall harvest festivals to attend.

From Halloween, on through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, the time gets lumped together and called "The Holidays". Some stores even bring out the Christmas goods right after Halloween!

Below you will find our listing of October Holidays and Observances that fall in the month of October.  

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked below.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, we'll include the year as well as the date rule below. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
  3. Individual Daily Holiday pages for October, hopefully will be completed before October 2018.
  4. If we have made an error, have any incorrect dates, or have left off any Holidays, Observances, or Awareness Days etc, please let us know! Contact Us!



Annual Holidays and Observances
United Nations International Years

Each year, the United Nations chooses a few different topics, or themes that they want all the Countries around the World to focus on. 

In 2019, these are:

  • International Year of Indigenous Languages 

In 2017, these are:

  • International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

In 2016, these are:

  • International Year of Pulses

In 2015, these are:

  • International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies
  • International Year of Soils

In 2014, these are:

  • International Year of Crystallography
  • International Year of Family Farming
  • International Year of Small Island Developing States
  • International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

In 2013, these are:

  • International Year of Quinoa
  • International Year of Water Cooperation

In 2012, these are:

  • International Year of Cooperatives
  • International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.


Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • Adopt a Dog Month
  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • Agent Orange Awareness Month
  • American Cheese Month
  • American Magazine Month
  • American Pharmacists Month
  • Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
  • Bat Appreciation Month
  • Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
  • Campaign for Healthier Babies Month
  • Car Care Month
  • Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • Celiac Sprue Awareness Month
  • Child Health Month
  • Children's Magazine Month
  • Christmas Seal Campaign
  • Church Library Month
  • Church Safety and Security Month
  • Class Reunion Month
  • Clergy Appreciation Month
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Consumer Information Month
  • Cookbook Month
  • Co-op Awareness Month
  • Country Music Month
  • Cut Out Dissection Month
  • Diversity Awareness Month
  • Dollhouse & Miniatures Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Dwarfism Awareness Month 
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Eat Better, Eat Together Month
  • Eat Country Ham Month
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
  • Emotional Wellness Month
  • Employee Ownership Month
  • Energy Awareness Month
  • Energy Management is a Family Affair - Improve Your Home Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Fair Trade Month
  • Family Health Month
  • Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month
  • Financial Planning Month
  • Fire Prevention Month
  • Gay and Lesbian History Month
  • German-American Heritage Month
  • Global ADHD Awareness Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • Go Hog Wild-Eat Country Ham Month
  • Halloween Safety Month
  • Head Start Awareness Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Healthy Lung Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • Hunger Awareness Month
  • International Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • International Starman Month
  • International Strategic Planning Month
  • International Walk to School Month
  • Italian-American Heritage Month
  • Learn to Bowl Month
  • LGBT History Month
  • Long-Term Care Planning Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
  • Mental Illness Awareness Month
  • Month of Free Thought
  • National AIDS Awareness Month
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • National Apple Month
  • National Applejack Month
  • National Arts and Humanities Month
  • National Audiology Awareness Month
  • National Bake and Decorate Month
  • National Book Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
  • National Caramel Month
  • National Chili Month
  • National Chiropractic Health Month
  • National Cookie Month
  • National Crime Prevention Month
  • National Critical Illness Awareness Month
  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Depression Education and Awareness Month
  • National Dessert Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Ergonomics Month
  • National Family Sexuality Education Month - Let's Talk
  • National Farm to School Month
  • National Field Trip Month
  • National Gain the Inside Advantage Month
  • National Go on a Field Trip Month
  • National Kitchen and Bath Month
  • National Liver Awareness Month
  • National Medical Librarians Month
  • National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month
  • National Orthodontic Health Month
  • National Pasta Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • National Pickled Peppers Month
  • National Pit Bull Awareness Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Popcorn Month
  • National Popcorn Poppin' Month
  • National Pork Month
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • National Pretzel Month
  • National Protect Your Hearing Month
  • National Reading Group Month
  • National Roller Skating Month
  • National RSV Awareness Month
  • National Sarcastic Awareness Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • National Service Dog Month
  • National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • National Spinning & Weaving Month
  • National Stamp Collecting Month
  • National Stop Bullying Month
  • National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Toilet Tank Repair Month
  • National Window Covering Safety Month
  • National Work and Family Month
  • Organize Your Medical Information Month
  • Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month
  • Pear and Pineapple Month
  • Persimmons Month
  • Photographer Appreciation Month
  • Polish-American Heritage Month
  • Positive Attitude Month
  • Quality Month
  • Raptor Month
  • Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Rhizomes Month
  • Right Brainers Rule Month
  • Sausage Month
  • Self-Promotion Month
  • Sexuality Education Month
  • SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month 
  • Spina Bifida Prevention Month
  • Spinach Lovers Month
  • Spinal Health Month
  • Squirrel Awareness and Appreciation Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Month
  • Tackling Hunger Month
  • Talk about Prescriptions Month
  • UNICEF Month
  • Vegetarian Awareness Month
  • Vegetarian Month
  • Wishbones for Pets Month
  • Women Walking in Their Own Shoes Month
  • Workplace Politics Awareness Month
  • World Animal Month
  • World Blindness Awareness Month
  • World Menopause Month
  • Workplace Politics Awareness Month
  • Youth Against Tobacco Month


Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • 4-H Week - October 7-13, 2018
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 6-14, 2018
  • American Beer Week - Second week of October
  • American Massage Therapy Week - October 21-27, 2018
  • Asexuality Week - October 16-22, 2018
  • Bone and Joint Health Action Week - October 12-20
  • Bullying Bystanders Unite Week - October 14-20, 2018 (Third Full Week of October)
  • Cephalopod Awareness Days - October 8-12
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Week - Fourth week of October
  • Choose to be G.R.E.A.T Week - October 15-19, 2018
  • Customer Service Week - October 1-5, 2018 (First Mon-Fri Week in October) 
  • Death Penalty Focus Week - October 7-13, 2018 (Week with October 10th in it)
  • Disarmament Week - October 24-30
  • Drink Local Wine Week - October 14-20, 2018 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Drive Safely Work Week - October 1-5, 2018 (Monday - Friday of First Full Week in October)
  • Earth Science Week - October 14-20, 2018 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Emergency Nurses Week - October 14-20, 2018 
  • Financial Planning Week - October 1-7, 2018 (First Mon-Sun Week in October)
  • Fire Prevention Week - October 7-13, 2018 (Second Week of October)
  • Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week - October 17-24
  • Freedom From Bullies Week - October 21-27, 2018 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Freedom of Speech Week - October 21-27, 2018 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Get Organized Week - October 7-13, 2018 (First Full Week of October)
  • Getting the World to Beat a Path to Your Door Week - October 7-13, 2018
  • Give Wildlife a Brake Week - October 28 - November 3, 2018
  • Great Books Week - October 7-13, 2018 (First Full Week of October)
  • Hepatitis Awareness Week - Third week of October
  • Infection Control Week - Third week of October
  • International Dyslexia Association Reading Week - October 15-19, 2018
  • International Dyslexia Reading, Literacy Week - October 24-27, 2018
  • International Infection Prevention Week - October 14-20, 2018
  • International Magic Week - October 25-31
  • International Post Card Week - October 7-13, 2018 (First Full Week in October)
  • International Sandsculpting Championship - September 28 - October 7, 2018
  • Invictus Games - October 20-27, 2018 
  • Kids Care Week - October 21-27, 2018
  • Kid's Goal Setting Week - October  1-5, 2018
  • Mediation Week - October 14-20, 2018 
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Week - October 15-19, 2018 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week - October 7-13, 2018 (First Full Week of October)
  • Mystery Series Week - October 7-13, 2018 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Bulk Foods Week - Third week of October
  • National Business Women's Week - October 14-20, 2018 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Carry a Tune Week - October 7-13, 2018
  • National Case Management Week - October 14-20, 2018 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Character Counts Week - October 21-27, 2018 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Chemistry Week - October 21-27, 2018 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Chestnut Week - October 14-20, 2018 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Chili Week - First week of October
  • National Chimney Safety Week - October 1-7, 2018 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week - October 21-27, 2018 
  • National Consumers Week - Fourth Week of October
  • National Fall Foliage Week - September 30 - October 6, 2018 (Begins on the Last Sunday in September)
  • National Food Bank Week - October 14-20, 2018 (Week that has Oct. 16th in it - World Food Day)
  • National Forest Products Week - October 21-27, 2018 (Week that starts on the Third Sunday in October)
  • National Friends of Libraries Week - October 21-27, 2018 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Health Education Week - October 15-19, 2018 (Third M-F week of October)
  • National Health IT and Technology Week - October 8-12, 2018
  • National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week - October 1-7, 2018 (First Week in October) 
  • National Healthcare Quality Week - October 21-27, 2018 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Healthcare Resource & Materials Management Week - October 1-7, 2018 (First Week of October)
  • National Healthcare Supply Chain Week - October 1-7, 2018
  • National Heimlich Heroes Week - October 1-5, 2018 (First Full M-F Week in October)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2018 - October 15, 2018 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
  • National Home-based Business Week - First week of October
  • National Kraut Sandwich Week - Third week of October
  • National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week - October 21-27, 2018 (Last Week in October)
  • National Massage Therapy Awareness Week - October 21-27, 2018 (Last Full Week in October)
  • National Medical Assistants Recognition Week - October 15-19, 2018
  • National Metric Week - October 7-13, 2018 (Week that has Oct. 10th in it)
  • National Midwifery Week - October 7-13, 2018 (Sunday to Saturday During the First Full Week of October)
  • National Newspaper Week - Second week of October
  • National Nuclear Science Week - October 15-19, 2018
  • National Pharmacy Week  - October 21-27, 2018 (Third Full Week in October)
  • National Physician Assistants Week - October 6-12
  • National Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31
  • National Respiratory Care Week - October 21-27, 2018 (Last Full Week of October)
  • National Save For Retirement Week - October 21-27, 2018 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National School Bus Safety Week - October 15-19, 2018 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National School Lunch Week - October 8-12, 2018 (Starts on Second Monday in October) 
  • National Storytelling Weekend - October 5-7, 2018 (First Full Weekend in October)
  • National Teen Driver Safety Week - October 21-27, 2018
  • National Veterinary Technician Week - October 14-20, 2018
  • National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)
  • National Wolf Awareness Week - October 21-27, 2018 (Third Week of October from Sunday - Saturday)
  • National Work From Home Week - October 1-5, 2018 (First Full Week in October)
  • No Salt Week - October 3-10
  • Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Week - October 7-13, 2018 (First Full Week of October)
  • Nuclear Science Week - October 7-13, 2018 (First Full Week in October)
  • Oktoberfest - September 22, 2018 - October 7, 2018 Beer Festival in Munich, Germany. This festival is now held all over the World. Also, check out our Holidays in Germany page!
  • Pastoral Care Week - October 21-27, 2018
  • Pediatric Nurses Week - October 1-7, 2018 
  • Pickled Peppers Week - Third week of October
  • Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week - October 24-31
  • Pro Bono Week - October 21-27, 2018
  • Respiratory Care Week - October 21-27, 2018 (Last Week of October)
  • RightCare Action Week - October 21-27, 2018
  • Rodent Awareness Week - October 21-27, 2018
  • Shemini Atzeret - Evening of September 30, 2018 to Evening of October 2, 2018
  • Simchat Torah - Evening of October 1, 2018 to Evening of October 2, 2018
  • Spinning & Weaving Week - October 1-7, 2018 (First Full Week Mon-Sun in October) 
  • Take Your Medicine Americans Week - October 10-17
  • Teen Read Week - October 7-13, 2018 (Third week of October)
  • Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week - October 1-7
  • Universal Children's Week - October 1-7
  • Veterinary Technicians Week - October 14-20, 2018 (Second Week in October)
  • Walk a Child to School Week - First full week of October
  • Winter Weather Preparedness Week - October 20 - November 9 (Dates Vary by State)
  • World Dairy Expo - October 2-7, 2018 (First Tuesday - Sunday in October) 
  • World Origami Days - October 24 - November 11
  • World Rainforest Week - October 9-14, 2018
  • World Series - October 23 - October 31, 2018
  • World Space Week - October 4-10
  • YWCA Week Without Violence - October 16-20, 2017 (Third Week in October) (2018 TBA)


Daily Holidays and Observances


  • Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention - October 1, 2018 (First Monday in October)
  • CD Player Day - October 1
  • Child Health Day - October 1, 2018 (First Monday in October)
  • Day of Unity - October 1, 2018 (First Monday in October)
  • Homemade Cookies Day - October 1
  • International Day of Older Persons - October 1
  • International Music Day - October 1
  • International Raccoon Appreciation Day - October 1
  • Less than Perfect Day - October 1
  • Model T Day - October 1
  • National Black Dog Day - October 1
  • National Book It Day - October 1
  • National Fire Pup Day - October 1
  • National Hair Day - October 1
  • National Lace Day - October 1
  • National Walk Your Dog Day - October 1
  • Pudding Season Begins - October 1
  • Vegan Baking Day - October 1
  • World Ballet Day - October 1
  • World Day of Architecture - October 1, 2018 (First Monday in October)
  • World Day of Bullying Prevention / Blue Shirt Day - October 1, 2018 (First Monday in October)
  • World Habitat Day - October 1, 2018 (First Monday in October)
  • World Vegetarian Day - October 1
  • Guardian Angels Day - October 2
  • International Day of Non-Violence - October 2
  • National Custodial Workers Day - October 2
  • National Fried Scallops Day - October 2
  • National Research Maniacs Food Day - October 2
  • Phileas Fogg Wager Day - October 2
  • World Farm Animals Day - October 2
  • World No Alcohol Day - October 2
  • Balloons Around The World Day - October 3, 2018 (First Wednesday in October)
  • Butterfly and Hummingbird Day - October 3
  • Look at the Leaves Day! - October 3
  • Mean Girls Appreciation Day - October 3
  • National Caramel Custard Day - October 3
  • National Kale Day - October 3, 2018 (First Wednesday in October)
  • National Pet Obesity Awareness Day - October 3, 2018
  • National Pumpkin Seed Day - October 3, 2018 (First Wednesday in October)
  • Techie's Day - October 3
  • Virus Appreciation Day - October 3
  • Walk to School Day - October 3, 2018 (First Wednesday in October)
  • World Cerebral Palsy Day - October 3, 2018 (First Wednesday in October) (Thanks to Stacey R. for letting us know about this one)
  • World Temperance Day - October 3
  • Dick Tracy Day - October 4
  • Improve Your Office Day - October 4
  • National Ship in a Bottle Day - October 4
  • National Taco Day - October 4
  • National Vodka Day - October 4
  • St. Francis of Assisi's Feast Day - October 4
  • Ten-Four Day - October 4
  • World Animal Day - October 4
  • World Pet's Day - October 4 
  • International Day of No Prostitution - October 5
  • Kid's Music Day - October 5, 2018 (First Friday in October)
  • Lee's National Denim Day - October 5, 2018 (First Friday in October)
  • National Apple Betty Day - October 5
  • National Diversity Day - October 5, 2018 (First Friday in October)
  • National Manufacturing Day - October 5, 2018 (First Friday in October)
  • Odd Socks Day - October 5, 2018 (In Australia)
  • World Smile Day - October 5, 2018 (First Friday in October)
  • World Teacher's Day - October 5
  • American Libraries Day - October 6
  • Cephalopod Awareness Day - October 6, 2018 (First Saturday in October)
  • Ecological Debt Day - October 6
  • Frugal Fun Day - October 6, 2018 (First Saturday in October)
  • Inter-American Water Day - October 6, 2018 (First Saturday in October)
  • Jackie Mayer Rehab Day - October 6
  • Mad Hatter Day - October 6
  • National German-American Day - October 6
  • National Noodle Day - October 6
  • World Card Making Day - October 6, 2018 (First Saturday in October)
  • Change a Light Day - October 7, 2018 (First Sunday in October)
  • Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day - October 7, 2018 (First Sunday in October)
  • Intergeneration Day - October 7, 2018 (First Sunday in October)
  • International African Diaspora Day - October 7, 2018 (First Sunday in October)
  • International Blessings of the Fishing Fleet Day - October 7, 2018 (First Sunday)
  • LED Light Day - October 7
  • National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend - October 7, 2018
  • National Forgiveness Day - October 7
  • National Frappe Day - October 7
  • National Personal Safety Day - October 7
  • World Communion Day - October 7, 2018 (First Sunday in October)
  • You Matter to Me Day - October 7
  • Alvin C. York Day - October 8
  • Columbus Day - October 8, 2018 (Second Monday in October)
  • National Children's Day - October 8
  • National Fluffernutter Day - October 8
  • National Kick Butt Day - October 8, 2018 (Second Monday in October)
  • National Online Banking Day - October 8, 2018 (Second Monday in October)
  • National Pierogi Day - October 8
  • National Salmon Day - October 8
  • World Octopus Day - October 8
  • Ada Lovelace Day - October 9, 2018 (Second Tuesday of October)
  • Fire Prevention Day - October 9
  • International Beer and Pizza Day - October 9
  • Leif Erikson Day - October 9
  • Moldy Cheese Day - October 9
  • National Chess Day - October 9
  • National Face Your Fears Day - October 9, 2018 (Second Tuesday in October)
  • National Pro-Life Cupcake Day - October 9
  • Submarine Hoagy Hero Grinder Day - October 9
  • World Child Development Day - October 9, 2018 (Second Tuesday in October)
  • World Post Day - October 9
  • Bonza Bottler Day - October 10
  • Bullying Prevention Day - October 10, 2018 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Emergency Nurses Day - October 10, 2018 (Wednesday of Emergency Nurses Week)
  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction - October 10
  • International Newspaper Carrier Day - October 10
  • International State Management Day - October 10
  • International Top Spinning Day - October 10, 2018 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • International Walk to School Day - October 10, 2018 (First Wednesday in October)
  • Motorsports Memorial Day - October 10
  • National Angel Food Cake Day - October 10
  • National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work & School Day - October 10, 2018 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • National Handbag Day - October 10
  • Naval Academy Day - October 10
  • Squid & Cuttlefish Day - October 10
  • Stop America's Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Today - October 10, 2018 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Stop Bullying Day - October 10, 2018 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • World Day Against the Death Penalty - October 10
  • World Homeless Day - October 10
  • World Mental Health Day - October 10
  • World Porridge Day - October 10
  • International Day of the Girl Child - October 11
  • National Coming Out Day - October 11
  • National Depression Screening Day - October 11, 2018 (Second Thursday in October)
  • National Dessert Day - October 11, 2018 (Second Thursday in October) and also on October 14
  • National Food Truck Day - October 11
  • National Sausage Pizza Day - October 11
  • Southern Food Heritage Day - October 11
  • World Sight Day - October 11, 2018 (Second Thursday in October)
  • Day of the Six Billion - October 12
  • Free Thought Day - October 12
  • International Moment of Frustration Scream Day - October 12
  • National Family Bowling Day - October 12, 2018 (Second Friday of October)
  • National Gumbo Day - October 12
  • Old Farmers Day - October 12
  • Spanish Language Day - October 12
  • Stem Cell Awareness Day - October 12, 2018
  • World Arthritis Day - October 12
  • World Egg Day - October 12, 2018 (Second Friday of October)
  • Fall Astronomy Day - October 13, 2018
  • I Love Yarn Day - October 13, 2018 (Second Saturday in October)
  • International African Penguin Awareness Day - October 13
  • International Day for Disaster Reduction - October 13
  • International Day for Failure - October 13
  • National Chess Day - October 13
  • National Costume Swap Day - October 13, 2018 (Second Saturday in October)
  • National Metastatic Breast Cancer Day - October 13
  • National Motorcycle Ride Day - October 13, 2018 (Second Saturday in October)
  • National No Bra Day - October 13 (In honor of Breast Cancer)
  • National Train Your Brain Day - October 13
  • National Yorkshire Pudding Day - October 13
  • Silly Sayings Day - October 13
  • Universal Music Day - October 13, 2018 (Second Saturday in October)
  • US Navy Birthday (USN) - October 13
  • Be Bald and Be Free Day - October 14
  • Clergy (or Pastor) Appreciation Day - October 14, 2018 (Second Sunday in October
  • Father-Daughter Day - October 14, 2018 (Second Sunday in October)
  • National Chocolate Covered Insects Day - October 14
  • National Dessert Day - October 14 and on October 11, 2018
  • Spider-Man Day - October 14
  • World Standards Day - October 14
  • Blind Americans Equality Day - October 15
  • Global Handwashing Day - October 15
  • I Love Lucy Day - October 15
  • International Day of Rural Women - October 15
  • National Cake Decorating Day - October 15
  • National Chicken Cacciatore Day - October 15
  • National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day - October 15, 2018 (Third Monday in October)
  • National Grouch Day - October 15
  • National Latino AIDS Awareness Day - October 15
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day - October 15
  • National Roast Pheasant Day - October 15
  • Department Store Day - October 16
  • Dictionary Day - October 16
  • National Boss Day - October 16, 2018 (October 16 annually except if it falls on a weekend, then nearest weekday)
  • National Dictionary Day - October 16
  • National Feral Cat Day - October 16
  • National Liqueur Day - October 16
  • National Pharmacy Technician Day - October 16, 2018 (Third Tuesday in October)
  • Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity - October 16, 2018 (Third Tuesday in October)
  • Spirit Day - October 16
  • World Anaesthesia Day - October 16
  • World Food Day - October 16
  • World Spine Day - October 16
  • Black Poetry Day - October 17
  • BRA Day USA - October 17, 2018 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Four Prunes Day - October 17
  • Hagfish Day - October 17, 2018 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Information Overload Day - October 17, 2018 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - October 17
  • International Print Day - October 17, 2018 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Day - October 17, 2018 (Wednesday of the Third Full Week in October)
  • Mulligan Day - October 17
  • National Edge Day - October 17
  • National Fossil Day - October 17, 2018 (Wednesday of Earth Science Week)
  • National Pasta Day - October 17
  • National Playing Card Collectors Day - October 17
  • National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day - October 17, 2018 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Pay Back a Friend Day - October 17, 2018
  • Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce - October 17, 2018 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Wear Something Gaudy Day - October 17
  • World Trauma Day - October 17
  • Conflict Resolution Day - October 18, 2018 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Get Smart About Credit Day - October 18, 2018 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Get to Know Your Customer Day - October 18, 2018 (Third Thursday of the Start of Each Quarter, Jan/April/July/Oct)
  • Hard Boiled Guy/Girl Day - October 18
  • International Credit Union Day - October 18, 2018 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Meatloaf Appreciation Day - October 18
  • National Chocolate Cupcake Day - October 18
  • Newspaper Comic Strip Appreciation Day - October 18
  • Read for the Record Day - October 18, 2018
  • Spirit Day - October 18, 2018
  • World Menopause Day - October 18
  • Evaluate Your Life Day - October 19
  • LGBT Center Awareness Day - October 19
  • Mammography Day - October 19, 2018 (Third Friday in October)
  • National Seafood Bisque Day - October 19
  • World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day - October 19
  • Bridge Day - October 20, 2018 (Third Saturday in October)
  • International Sloth Day - October 20
  • Miss American Rose Day - October 20
  • National Brandied Fruit Day - October 20
  • Sweetest Day - October 20, 2018 (Third Saturday in October)
  • World Osteoporosis Day - October 20
  • Caramel Apple Day - October 21
  • Celebration of the Mind Day - October 21
  • Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day - October 21
  • National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day - October 21 (See our Pumpkins Page!)
  • National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day - October 21, 2018 (Third Sunday in October)
  • Reptile Awareness Day - October 21
  • World Toy Camera Day - October 21, 2018 (Third Sunday in October)
  • Xtrerra World Championships - October 21, 2018
  • CAPS Lock Day - October 22
  • International Stuttering Awareness Day - October 22
  • Kof Awareness Day - October 22
  • Lung Health Day - October 22, 2018 (Monday of Respiratory Care Week)
  • National Nut Day - October 22
  • Smart is Cool Day - October 22
  • IPod Day - October 23
  • National Boston Cream Pie Day - October 23
  • National Canning Day - October 23
  • National Mole Day - October 23 (related to Chemistry)
  • Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day - October 23
  • TV Talk Show Host Day - October 23
  • 40 Hour Work Week Day - October 24
  • Black Thursday - October 24
  • Food Day - October 24
  • Good and Plenty Day - October 24
  • National Bologna Day - October 24
  • National Crazy Day - October 24
  • Take Back Your Time Day - October 24
  • United Nations Day - October 24
  • Unity Day - October 24, 2018 (Third or Fourth Wednesday in October)
  • World Development Information Day - October 24
  • World Polio Day - October 24
  • Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day - October 25
  • International Artists Day - October 25
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  • National Mule Day - October 26
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  • Make a Difference Day - October 27, 2018 (Last Saturday in October)
  • National Pit Bull Awareness Day - October 27, 2018 (Fourth Saturday in October)
  • National Potato Day - October 27
  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - October 27, 2018
  • World Day for Audiovisual Heritage - October 27
  • Mother-in-law Day - October 28, 2018 (Fourth Sunday in October)
  • National Chocolate Day - October 28
  • Plush Animal Lovers Day - October 28
  • Reformation Sunday - October 28, 2018 (Sunday before Halloween)
  • St. Jude's Day - October 28
  • Visit a Cemetery Day - October 28, 2018 (Last Sunday in October)
  • Wild Foods Day - October 28
  • International Internet Day - October 29
  • National Cat Day - October 29
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  • World Psoriasis Day - October 29
  • Buy a Donut Day - October 30
  • Checklist Day - October 30
  • Create a Great Funeral Day - October 30
  • Devil's Night - October 30
  • Haunted Refrigerator Night - October 30
  • National Candy Corn Day - October 30
  • All Hallows Eve - October 31
  • Beggars' Night - October 31
  • Books For Treats Day - October 31
  • Day of the Seven Billion - October 31
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  • National Caramel Apple Day - October 31
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  • Trick or Treat for UNICEF Day - October 31
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October Daily Holidays Detail

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